DFW Home Spring Tours Are Here

DFW Home Spring Tours Are Here

Spring means many things to many people, but one thing it means to those of us who love homes is that it’s time for home tours! April and May are major months for checking out some of the oldest, most unique, and most award-winning homes in the Metroplex. Get out your calendar and prepare to see some of the most stunning homes DFW has to offer.


April 11: 13th Annual Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Historic Home Tour

April 12: Turtle Creek Association Tour of Homes

April 25-26: 10th Annual White Rock Home Tour

April 25-26: 24th Annual Hollywood Home Tour

April 25-26: American Institute of Architects Fort Worth Tour of Homes

May 9-10 (Mother’s Day Weekend): 42nd Annual Swiss Avenue Mother’s Day Home Tour ; Fairmount Historic District Tour of Homes

May 16: 2015 Spring Modern Home Tour


Of course, if you want to see homes that are for sale around the area, all you have to do is drop by an open house! Get the list of open house times here.

Image: 6855 Gaston Ave.. A historic home currently listed in Lakewood, near White Rock Lake.

DFW Weekend Round Up (3/2-3/5)

DFW Weekend Round Up (3/2-3/5)

Easter festivities and celebrations of the arts in DFW are the highlights of this edition of Weekend Round Up. Get the details on those events and much more below.


Thursday, April 2:

Colossal: The storyline of this play centers on a University of Texas football player who is struggling in the aftermath of a spinal injury. Complete with a drumline and full-contact choreography, this production takes a deeper look at one of America’s favorite pastimes. See it at Wyly Theatre through May 3.


Dr. Dog: The rock band is currently touring in support of their newest live album. They’ll be at House of Blues so you can experience it for yourself.


Easter at the Arboretum: Take in spring flowers and celebrate the upcoming holiday with eye-dyeing, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, live music, and a photo-op with the Easter Bunny himself. The Dallas Arboretum will host all this fun and more from Friday to Sunday.


Red Bull Paper Wings: The worldwide paper plane contest comes to Dallas looking for students with serious skills. Test your ability to fly furthest, longest, and with the most tricks at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at 4pm.


Wading Home, an Opera of New Orleans: This story, brought to you by two Dallas-based artists in conjunction with The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, tells of a family’s struggle after hurricane Katrina. Tonight, almost 10 years after the disaster, is the only chance to see the show at Dallas City Performance Hall. It is free and open to the public.


Friday, April 3:

Deep Ellum Arts Festival: The 21st-annual, six-block street festival in one of the areas most booming neighborhoods runs through Sunday. Admire local art, live music, watch the Pet Parade, and get full on food and drink. If you’re not convinced already– it’s free.


Chicago: It’s the longest-running American musical in Broadway history, for obvious reasons, and you have three chances to enjoy it at Bass Performance Hall through Sunday.


Saturday, April 4:

Big D Read: EY Presents: The Western Dallas Festival: The kick-off festival for Big D Reads will be held on the Continental Bridge. Enjoy family-friendly activities plus live music, a screening of the film True Grit and more as you support a good cause.


The Pin Show: The new Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum will be the site of this year’s annual fashion event celebrating local and national artists in the fashion industry.


Target First Saturdays at the Nasher: Bring your kids to the Nasher Sculpture Center for this month’s theme, Dimension. They’ll see artist demonstrations, participate in a scavenger hunt, do some yoga, make some art of their own and more.


Sunday, April 5:

Luxury Garage Sale: Chicago’s primiere consignment boutique is coming to Dallas in 2015. Get a preview at the pop-up shop, at Mecox through April 12, before the official store front opens.


Image via Deep Ellum Arts Festival Website

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

Before you indulge in Easter Brunch on Sunday, get full on grand openings, wine dinners, a beer breakfast and more this week in DFW.


Tuesday, March 31:

Dallas Food Truck Schedule: Click to find out where your favorite meals-on-wheels will be this week.


Kibble & Cocktails: Food, libations, live music, and puppies for adoption- does it get better than tonight’s event at 3015 at Trinity Groves. Barking Hound Village invites you to enjoy yourself and give to a good cause that will give all proceeds to DFW Rescue Me’s Justice Program.


Ten Ramen: The chef and owner of Tei-An held the soft opening of his new ramen restaurant in the Sylvan Thirty development on Friday. The grand opening is today, with hours from 11:30am to 2pm and 6pm to 10:30pm.


Wednesday, April 1:

Agave Azul Mexican Kitchen-Tequila Sanctuary: A new tequila house and Mexican restaurant will open in the Harwood District on Wednesday. The restaurant currently operates locations in Carrollton and Flower Mound.


Hirsch Vineyards Wine Dinner: The California winery will pair up with Pappas Bros. Streakhouse for a five-course, wine-paired dinner featuring seared tuna, pheasant consommé, five-spice short rib, roasted rack of lamb, and rosemary pound cake.


Progression of Sangiovese: This week’s Women and Wine at Grace features three wines served with light bites for $10.


ZaLat: The pizza spot officially opened last month, but the grand opening will be at 5pm. It also marks the start of their full hours and delivery program, meaning you can get pizza from 4pm to 4am.


Thursday, April 2:

Flavors of Morocco: Learn how to create food from the exotic country of Morocco at Central Market Lovers Lane. The menu includes seafood b’stila with tomato-chermoula sauce; tagine of chicken with preserved lemons and artichoke hearts and more.


Friday, April 3:

Gin Mill Easter Roast: Friday through Sunday, the Hederson Ave. spot will bring back their Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb with house-made mint sauce, petit pois, roasted potatoes, and salad for $18…while it lasts.


Saturday, April 4:

Easter Pop-Up: Celebrate Easter a day early with a delicious, dessert-filled pop-up shop taking place at 3001 Gaston Ave. from 10am to 3 pm. Decadent treats will be offered by Bark Chocolate, Dallas Caramel Company, Miss Naughty Brownie, and Sucre Sucre by LuciaVal’s Cheesecakes. Proceeds will go to the companies’ charities of choice.


Elegant Spring Dinner: The Lovers Ln. location of Central Market invites you to try your hand at spring recipes like artichoke and butter lettuce salad with tarragon vinaigrette; rack of lamb; strawberry lemon tartlets and more.


Jester King Beer Breakfast: Meddlesome Moth joins up with brewery founder Jeff Stuffings for a four-course, five-beer breakfast that promises to be as unique as this idea sounds.



Kessler Park Eating House: A new restaurant has joined the ranks in North Oak Cliff. Feast your eyes on their Facebook page, which is filled with close ups of their various menu items. It’s all brought to you by the owners of Jonathon’s Oak Cliff.


Primo’s: The Tex-Mex joint has relocated from Uptown to the Design District and is open now.


Sushi Bayashi: Those looking for a new sushi spot in Trinity Groves are in luck. The former chef at Kenichi has opened the restaurant’s doors for lunch and dinner.


Image via ZaLat Pizza Facebook Page

DFW Weekend Round Up (3/26-3/29)

DFW Weekend Round Up (3/26-3/29)

Get your fill of live music, comedy, and automobiles this weekend in DFW. You’ll also find options for art, opera, and Disney on Ice.


If you’re looking for food and drink events, click here.


Thursday, Mar. 26:

Bomb Factory Grand Opening with Erykah Badu featuring Sarah Jaffe: The Dallas natives are the perfect duo to celebrate the re-opening of the Bomb Factory.


Dallas Comedy Festival: Four days of funny began Tuesday and last through Saturday. Pros and amateurs will take the stage for standup and improv at Dallas Comedy House.


2015 DFW Auto Show: The annual show shines the light on more than half a million sq. ft. of cars, trucks and SUVs. If you’re in the market for a new ride, head over the the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas through Sunday.


Disney on Ice: Frozen: The latest Disney craze takes the ice at American Airlines Center through Sunday.


La Bohème: The Dallas Opera will put on six performances of Giacomo Puccini’s classic opera until Sunday at Winspear Opera House.


Music Thursday: This week’s Klyde Warren Park series features Kelsey Lewis, a Texas singer/songwriter from Dallas/Fort Worth.


Friday, Mar. 27:

Diavolo: Described as “architecture in motion”, this exciting show is known for interactive, shifting sets and acrobatics. It is presented by TITAS and will be held at Dallas City Performance Hall.


Saturday, Mar. 28:

Betty Buckley: The Tony Award-winning singer and Fort Worth native is in town for two shows at McDavid Studio at Bass Performance Hall.


Domingo Zapata: LAB ART, the satellite location of L.A.’s Lab Art, in the Design District will host a solo show for Zapata from 7 to 10pm. You may recognize his name in conjunction with Lindsay Lohan. RSVP required.


Mary Chapin Carpenter: The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, who wrote a song for Betty Buckley’s new album, will be at Bass Hall playing an acoustic performance.


The Toadies: The celebration of the return of the Bomb Factory continues with this concert featuring openers Brutal Juice and Baboon.


Sunday, Mar. 29:

Sir Mix-A-Lot: If you don’t know his name, you probably know his signature song. He will be at Trees in Deep Ellum.


Image via American Airlines Center

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

The Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival takes over this week, but, never fear, there are plenty of other opportunities to indulge your gluttonous side all over DFW.


Wednesday, Mar. 25:

Bishop Cider Co. Sale: Now through Friday, get 80% off an amber growler in 32oz. or 64oz. Limit 1 per person.


Local TX Beer Dinner: Join Libertine Bar for 5 beers from 5 local breweries paired with courses created by their chef, Ashley Yancey. The menu includes a duo of couscous salad and eggplant bruschetta, tuna tartare, pancetta stuffed quail, bison with split pea risotto, and chocolate beer ice cream.


Taste of Italy Wine Dinner: Chef Ying, of Next Wood Fired Bistro & Vino Bar in Colleyville, will prepare an Italian five-course, wine-paired dinner. The menu features burrata & prosciutto, lobster risotto, lamb osso buco, pappardelle veal in porcini ragu, and Ying’s Italian cream cake.


Thursday, Mar. 26:

Craft Beer and Artisan Cheese: Community Beer Company will welcome cheesemonger Ali Morgan, from Rare Edibles, at the brewery for a night highlighting this classic combination.


Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival: BBQ Bash: Billy Bob’s Texas will host a dozen of the best pit-masters in the state as well as live music by Wade Bowen.


Friday, Mar. 27:

Brew Brains: Gluten-Free Beer Tasting: Ever had a taste of gluten-free beer? Now’s your chance to explore these unique brews, with a special tasting and pairing at Whole Foods Market at Forest and Preston Rd. from 6:45 to 8pm.


Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival: Grand Tasting: Enjoy an evening that features more than 100 exceptional wines, craft beers and spirits from near and far as well as food from the best North Texas chefs, restaurateurs and artisan producers. It will be held at The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel.


Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival: #latenight Desserts After Dark: 8 local pastry chefs and 8 local mixologists will craft special eats and drinks inspired by Texas whiskey. There will also be live music, dancing, and an excellent selection of wine and beer from 9pm to midnight.


Saturday, Mar. 28:

Coffee Dinner: The new wave in paired dinners is here. Method Coffee and Spirited Cooking will come together for a five-course, coffee-paired dinner that marks the start of a new monthly series.


Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival: Burgers, Brews & Blues: Have an all-American night on ranch land lining the Trinity River and fill up on mini burgers, craft beers, and live blues music.


Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival: Rise + Dine: Saturday brunch was never more tasty or diverse. Indulge in brunch specialties from noted area restaurants and a selection of craft beer, specialty wines and spirits, plus a mimosa and bloody mary bar. The event will be held at The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel.


3rd-Annual Mudbug Bash: Downtown Dallas Inc., 105.3 The Fan and Jack FM invite you and the family to head to Main Street Garden for their annual crawfish boil. There will be 3,500 pounds of crawfish, live music, games, libations, armadillo racing and more.


Uptown Farmer’s Market at West Village: The newest Dallas farmers market will kick off Saturday from 8am to 12pm and every Saturday following.


Sunday, Mar. 29:

Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival: Family Sunday Funday: Get your taste of North Texas food trucks at this family-friendly event at the Coyote Drive-In. There will also be live music and libations.


Martin House Brewing 2nd Anniversary Party: The Fort Worth brewery is back at Flying Saucer, the site of their first keg sale, in Downtown Fort Worth to celebrate two years in business. Beginning at 10am, enjoy breakfast and a tap takeover that includes seasonal and never-before-tasted beers.



Aw Shucks: The seafood spot, now with locations on Greenville Ave. and Mockingbird Lane., will open in Plano this spring and Frisco as soon as June.


Deep Ellum & Expo Park: RealtyTrac recently ranked the 75226 zip code as the No. 18 best zip code in the country for pub crawling in terms of bars per capita.


El Bolero: The owners of Oak and Pakpao will open a third concept this spring in the Design District that offers regional and authentic Mexican with a twist.


TEXSOM International Wine Awards: Check out Texas wines took home the gold at this year’s Texas Monthly-sponsored event.


Yucatan Taco Stand: The newest addition to Lower Greenville will open in the next couple of weeks. The restaurant, out of Fort Worth, will offer a fast-casual set up with a full bar.


Images via Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival Facebook page

DFW Weekend Round Up (3/19-3/22)

DFW Weekend Round Up (3/19-3/22)

Live music, live music, live music. From pop sensations to legendary artists, the Metroplex has something for everyone this weekend.


If you’re looking for events that are more food and drink centric, click here.


Thursday, Mar. 19:

The Beach Boys: The pop band that never stopped making catchy tunes over the years will be at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie.


The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes: Through May 10, the Perot Museum will host an exhibit that asks you to tap into your inner detective. See how Sherlock Holmes used science to solve mysteries- then try it yourself.


Stars vs. Penguins: The Dallas Stars take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7:30pm at American Airlines Center. Get out and cheer them one.


TV on the Radio: The band will play two nights in a row at the Granda as well as a set at Good Records on Friday at 6pm.


Wings Of Freedom Tour: Take an adventure through historic aviation at the Frontiers of Flight Museum through March 22.


Friday, Mar. 20:

The King and I: The classic musical filled with drama, music, dance, and decor will be put on by Dallas Summer Musicals through April 5 at Music Hall at Fair Park.


Hozier: The popularity of the Irish singer seems to have no limit recently. Catch him live at House of Blues singing his latest hits.


The Jack Kerowax: The local band is on the final stages of their cross-country tour. They’ll remind you why local shows by local acts are so great when they play at Stonedeck Pizza Pub.


South By So What?! Music Festival: The 8th-annual live music festival featuring artists who played SXSW in Austin will be held Friday through Sunday at QuickTrip Park in Grand Prairie.


Spring ’till Midnight at the Nasher: From 6pm to Midnight, enjoy an evening of music, movies and moonlight. Live music will be performed by The King Carroll Band and the film will be Twenty Feet From Stardom.


Saturday, Mar. 21:

Bill Medley: Medley solidified his place in music history as part of the Righteous Brothers, a group that produced hits like “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” and “Unchained Melody.” See him live at the Granada at 8pm.


Wipeout Run: Crash, smash, and splash your way through a 5k course with larger-than-life obstacles and elements inspired by the hit TV show Wipeout!


Sunday, Mar. 22:

2nd-Annual Dallas Jazz Age Sunday Social: Don your finest whites and lawn party apparel for an afternoon of live music at Dallas Heritage Village on Hardwood St. There will also be food trucks, Model A Fords, a costume contest and more.


Spillover Music Fest: For the 8th year, a variety of bands will come directly from SXSW to various venues in Deep Ellum, like Trees and Off the Record.


Stevie Wonder: He’s a singer, a songwriter, a musician and a producer- he is a legend. Wonder will play a show that will no doubt bring the audience to its feet at American Airlines Center.


Image via American Airlines Center

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

Savor Dallas has taken over this edition of Food & Beverage News, with multiple events every day through Sunday, but we’ve also included a wine dinner, a champagne dinner, National Macaron Day deals, and two events that support great causes.


Tuesday, Mar. 17:

Food Truck Schedule: Here’s where to find your favorite meals-on-wheels this week  in Dallas.


St. Patrick’s Day: If you had enough green beer this weekend but still want to celebrate, check out this list.


Wednesday, Mar. 18:

Oak Cliff Cellars Wine Dinner: The winery will celebrate the release of its 2013 Rhone with the help of Stock & Barrel chef/owner Jon Stephens. The wine will be paired with a four-course dinner that includes a scallop crudo, crispy pork cheeks with cheddar grits, bacon-wrapped quail with a goat cheese gnocchi, and caramelized pear and huckleberry crisp with ice cream. Dinner starts at 6:30.


Savor Dallas: Toast of the Town Series: Wednesday through Sunday, enjoy fabulous menus prepared by locally and nationally acclaimed chefs paired with excellent selections of wine and cocktails at various hot spots around the city.


Thursday, Mar. 19:

Culinary for Community: Whole Foods Lakewood will host the Lakewood Service League Benefit with Times Ten Cellars beginning at 6pm. All proceeds benefit Lakewood Service League. Food will be provided by the Whole Foods Market catering department and wine will be provided by Times Ten.


Savor Dallas: Arts District Wine Stroll: Kick off the Savor Dallas festival amidst the nation’s largest contiguous urban arts district. Embrace art while sampling tastings from local vendors including Hypnotic Donuts, Dallas Farmer’s Market, Kate Weiser Chocolate and more along with fine wine and spirits.


Friday, Mar. 20:

Goerg Dinner at Grace: Enjoy a five-course dinner by Chef Blaine and featuring Paul Goerg Champagnes.


National Macaron Day: Celebrate with contests and free macarons at Bisous Bisous Patisserie and get a free macaron with every dozen purchased at Haute Sweets Patisserie.


Savor Dallas: Savor the Arboretum: Mingle with chefs and explore the gardens while savoring fine spirits and wines as well as food from local restaurants like Empire Baking Company, Malai Kitchen, Terrelli’s and more.


Saturday, Mar. 21:

Drink Local, Give Global: Deep Ellum Brewing Company will do its part to raise awareness about the importance of fresh water when they hosts Ten for 10‘s event beginning at 3:30pm for World Water Day 2015. Ticket proceeds go toward providing clean water in Rwanda and include tastings, a tour, live music and more.


Savor Dallas: Grand Tasting: The main event takes place at Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Star chefs and culinary artisans offer tastes of signature cuisine paired with sips from winemakers, distilleries and breweries. There will also be interactive experiences, live music and more.


Sunday, Mar. 22:

Savor Dallas: Community Brunch: This “Sunday Funday” event will include mimosas, bloody mary’s, and all the brunch faves in Main Street Garden. Food will be prepared and served by Cafe Momentum along with tastes from the Joule HotelWild Salsa and others.



BGR: The Burger Joint: The “unofficial” Facebook page predicts a June opening of the fast-casual spot at 3001 Knox Street.


Buzzbrews: The late-night restaurant will open in the former location of The Mecca at Skillman and Live Oak in March. Victory Park is also expected to get a location next year.


Crisp Salad Co.: The Shops at Park Lane is expected to get a the second location of the salad restaurant, currently serving on Lower Greenville.


East Hampton Sandwich Co.: The fourth location of the sandwich restaurant will open in Turtle Creek Village on Oak Lawn in June.


Mash’d: The moonshine-loving restaurant, now in Frisco, will open a second location in Fort Worth’s West 7th district.


Rex’s Seafood Market: The newest location is set to open in May in Lakewood at Mockingbird and Abrams.


Spork: The roadside eatery in North Dallas opened last week with offerings like burgers, salads, sandwiches, cocktails, shakes and malts.


Standard Pour Menu: The spring dinner and bar menus at the McKinney Avenue bar and restaurant will be released Monday, March 23.


Images via Savor Dallas Facebook Page

DFW Weekend Round Up (3/12-3/15)

DFW Weekend Round Up (3/12-3/15)

Like we said earlier this week, this weekend is all about St. Patrick’s Day. The annual parade, the concert and block party after, and countless celebrations across the Metroplex- it’s all going down on Saturday. If you’re in the mood for something a little calmer, we have plenty of options for you, too.


For more food & drink centric events, click here.


Thursday, Mar. 12:

2015 Cool Thursdays Series: The Molly Ringwalds, a band dedicated to all things 80’s, will headline this special Spring Break edition of Cool Thursdays at the Dallas Arboretum. The series will officially begin April 9.


Dallas International Piano Competition: Pianists from 19 different countries around the world will compete for a cash prize and the opportunity to play with the Dallas Chamber Symphony through March 14 at Caruth Auditorium at SMU.


Miranda Lambert: The country music star will take the stage at American Airlines Center promoting her latest album, Platinum. Opening acts include Justin Moore, Sunny Sweeney and Jukebox Mafia.


Music ThursdayKlyde Warren Park‘s jazz series is back. This week, grab a spot on the lawn and listen to live music by Spenser Lizst & Sky Window.


Friday, Mar. 13:

35 Denton: After a year on hiatus, the music festival returns to Denton. Head over for three days of live music, food and drink.


La Bohème: The Dallas Opera will put on six performances of Giacomo Puccini’s classic opera through March 29 at Winspear Opera House.


Saturday, Mar. 14:

Cowtown Goes Green: Fort Worth’s largest family-friendly St. Patrick’s day celebration will be held at the Stockyards. Festivities include a parade, a cattle drive, contests, a petting zoo, live music, Irish dance, and more.


Dash Down Greenville 5K: Before the parade, at 8 am to be exact, don your green gear and join in the 20th running of the annual St. Paddy’s Day Dash Down Greenville. The race begins at Central Market at Lovers & Greenville.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The annual parade is one of Dallas’ biggest events. There will be more than 100,000 spectators watching local vendors, musicians, and others make their way down Greenville Ave. on nearly 100 different floats. It begins at 11 am and runs from Blackwell St. to SMU Blvd.  A concert by the Josh Abbott Band will be held at Energy Square after the parade.


Spring Fling at Klyde Warren Park: Head to the park for a celebration of spring that will make you feel like you’re in Coney Island, Venice Beach, Hawaii, South Beach and the Caribbean.


Sunday, Mar. 15:

Festival de los Mavs: South Side Ballroom will host the Dallas Mavericks as they do some outreach in the Latino community. You can expect live music, dancing, an exposition game, giveaways and more.


Granada Double Feature: The theater will screen two classic movies, Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, on Sunday just for you Quentin Tarantino buffs. The cover is just $3.


Image via Dallas St Patrick’s Parade Facebook

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This week’s events are all about wine and whiskey, but the weekend is, of course, dominated by St. Patrick’s Day. Check out where you need to dine and drink and the newest restaurants coming to town below.


Tuesday, Mar. 10:

Artisan Beer Dinner: Lakewood Brewing Co. and CBD Provisions will join forces to bring you a beer-paired menu focused on modern Texas fare and craft brews. The menu includes a dry-aged beef tartar, sticky lamb ribs, bourbon chocolate pudding and more.


Kin Kin Urban Thai: The Forth Worth location opened Monday for lunch and is offering half-price dining when you check in using social media. It will officially begin serving dinner on Friday, Mar. 13.


St. Patrick’s Day Class: Head to PIRCH at NorthPark for a two-hour cooking class with Rachel Gaffney centered on authentic Irish methods from 6 to 8 pm.


World of Whiskey at Bolsa: The Oak Cliff restaurant will host a whiskey-paired dinner that includes four courses prepared by chef Joel Harrington and four signature cocktails prepared by Kyle Hilla.


Wednesday, Mar. 11:

Dame’s Dinner Club: Every Wednesday, Dame’s Dinner Club and The Standard Pour in Uptown offer a complimentary three-course meal to unescorted ladies along with live music. All you have to do is make a reservation.


Scotch & Malt Whisky Tasting and Festival: The Sigel’s on Greenville Ave. invites you to broaden your knowledge of the complexity and wide ranging scope of Scotch & Malt Whisky with distillery representatives on hand.


Thursday, Mar. 12:

Chalk Hill Wine Tasting: Wine Styles in Flower Mound will feature a wine education tasting and workshop featuring California’s Chalk Hill Estate wines.


Friday, Mar. 13:

Murder Mystery Dinner: Participate in a deliciously diabolical dinner in either Dallas or Fort Worth.


Nebbiolo vs. Pinot Noir: Head to Pappas Bros. to explore wines from the New World and Old World made from these classic grapes.


Saturday, Mar. 14:

Eat Well Dallas: The Dallas Farmers Market will host this special event at The Shed beginning at 10:30am. Join D Magazine and chef Mark Wootton to shop the market, watch a healthy eating cooking demonstration, and mingle with the dining editor.


Late-Night Ramen Pop-Up: Lucia co-sous chef and ramen-lover Justin Holt has announced a pop-up ramen bar at Time Out Tavern from midnight until 2am (or until sold out). His signature ramen dish includes chicken and pork broth, egg, scallions, schmaltz, and pork chashu for $10.


St. Paddy’s at Community Beer Company: After the Greenville Ave. parade, stop by Community Beer for two special releases- an Irish Red and and Irish Imperial Stout. There will only be two kegs of each and $25 gets you a commemorative glass, a shirt, and three drink tokens.


St. Patrick’s Day at Deep Ellum Brewing Co.: After their float makes its way through the parade, the brewery will host an after party at the Taproom.


St. Patrick’s Day Pint Night: Fort Worth residents looking to get their fill of green beer and Irish food should head to T&P Tavern, where Rahr & Sons will host a pint “night” starting at 3pm. Live music and color changing pint glasses will be there as well.



Eight Bells Alehouse: The former location of Amsterdam Bar in Expo Park has already been snatched up by the group behind Ten Bells Tavern in Bishop Arts. There will be cold beer, house made cocktails, and European-style bites in a casual atmosphere.


Expo Bar and Grill: The previous owners of Lakewood Theater and Arcade Bar are planning an approachable, neighborhood saloon featuring a small, comfort-food menu as well as local craft beer.


High and Tight Barbershop: Deep Ellum will get a new speakeasy soon that features an old school barbershop at the front of the house and a piano and cocktail den at the back of the house.


Wabi House: Greenville Ave. will get another new restaurant in spring 2015, this time with a Japanese and ramen spin.


Image via Community Beer Co.

This Week in Food & Beverage News

This Week in Food & Beverage News


Bacon, beer, and benefits- what else do you need in your weekly Food & Beverage News? Check out awesome events going on in DFW, plus find out about some new additions to the restaurant and brewery scenes.


Tuesday, Mar. 3:

Food Truck Schedule: Click for the real-time guide to your favorite meals on wheels.


$2 Tuesdays at Scotch & Sausage: Every Tuesday, enjoy craft sausage for only $2 at the Oak Lawn Ave. spot.


Wednesday, Mar. 4:

Bacon Fest: Central Market’s most recent festival celebrates your love for bacon, bacon, and more bacon. Until March 17, get a taste of special bacon-infused treats. Thursday, March 5, every location will offer a bacon stroll during which bacon stations will be set up around the stores.


Dames Dinner Club Benefitting Multiple Sclerosis: Enjoy a three-course tasting and a drink with a $10 donation at The Standard Pour in Uptown. The menu includes a wedge salad, trout tartar with blood orange and avocado, a scallop with farro, wagyu beef and sweet potato, and a carrot sponge cake.


Women and WineGrace invites ladies to experience “Wines of the World.” It includes a sparkling sake, a cabernet from Chile, and a monastrell from Spain paired with three light bites from Chef Blain Staniford.


Thursday, Mar. 5:

Market After Dark: The weekly event is back at the Dallas Farmers Market. Thursdays, head over to shop local vendors, sample libations, and more from 6 to 10 p.m through October.


Friday, Mar. 6:

16th-Annual Empty Bowls: From 11a.m. to 1 p.m., help support the North Texas Food Bank by chowing down on bowl-friendly fare from 20 of the area’s top restaurants. You’ll also have the opportunity to buy a handcrafted bowl from some of Texas’ finest artists as a memento of the day. The event will be held at the Meyerson Symphony Center.


Saturday, Mar. 7:

CrushCraft 1st Anniversary Party: Join the thai restaurant in celebrating one year of business with a full day of samples, cocktails, live entertainment and more from noon to 10:30 p.m.


Rahr & Sons St. Paddy’s Day Run: This month’s Social Run 5k invites you to sport your green gear, get a little exercise, participate in a brewery tour, and grab some beer and grub. After the “3’ish mile Social Run/Walk” there will be a private tour just for participants with food and beer.


Sunday, Mar. 8:

Sunday School Brunch at Hotel ZaZa: Spring weather may not have returned, but Sunday School at ZaZa is officially back in action.


Sunday Supper: Urban Acres Farmstead continues its monthly series. It’s BYOB and you can expect to feel full and satisfied after a dinner of local, organic, and sustainable cuisine served family style.



Amsterdam Bar: The Exposition Park bar closed last night after nearly 20 years.


Braindead Brewing: DFW’s newest brewery is now open in Deep Ellum. Swing by to try more than 25 regional beers, including some of their own, great food, and a comfortable environment.


Buzzbrews: The breakfast and late-night restaurant will open its fourth location in Lakewood soon and its fifth location in Victory Park this fall. It already operates locations on Fitzhugh, Lemmon Ave., and in Deep Ellum.


Luscher’s Red Hots: The hot dog restaurant officially opened on March 2 in Deep Ellum.


Torchy’s Tacos: Plano will get it’s own location with a covered patio in April.


Truluck’s: The upscale seafood restaurant opened the doors to their new location March 2. It now includes two floors, a piano bar, and an area for private events.


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